Tributes after Mazda passenger dies in Coventry Road crash

Messages of condolence have been left after a passenger was killed in a road crash in Yardley. A police investigation is continuing after a man in his 60s died in a two-car collision on the A45 Coventry Road on Friday night, .

A Mercedes and a Mazda were involved in the crash, which happened close to the traffic light junction with Kings Road around 6.45pm. Police, ambulance and fire services rushed to the scene but nothing could be done to save the Mazda passenger, who suffered serious injuries, and he died at the scene.

Witnesses and residents living in the vicinity of the fatal crash were left shaken. Tributes were also left by BirminghamLive readers online.

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Abbie Thomas wrote: “RIP to the man who didn’t make it. Thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Anne Marie Sherlock said: “May he RIP xx”, while Kieran Langan wrote: “I got there seconds after it happened, not a nice sight. RIP to the passenger.”

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A police cordon in place in Francis Road, close to the A45 Coventry Road the day after the fatal crash

A reader under the username John x One commented: “Sad news. Rest in peace.”

Specialist officers were supporting the victim’s family while the police investigation continued. Police said there was no update on the investigation, but the drivers of the Mazda and the Mercedes were said to be in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Det Sgt Chris Ridge, from the West Midlands Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said in a statement: “Our investigations into this collision are still in the early stages, and we are working to identify exactly what happened in the moments leading to the tragic death of this man.

“His family are being supported by specialist officers as they come to terms with this terrible news.

“We also want to thank everyone for their patience as the road was closed for some time over night. They have all since re-opened.

“We are urging anyone with information, who witnessed the crash or who saw either the white Mercedes or red Mazda in the moments beforehand. If you have dash cam or CCTV footage, we also urge you to contact us.”

Police urged anyone who lives or works in the area to check CCTV, dash cam and doorbell footage. Information can be shared via Live Chat at or by emailing and quoting 3462-010422.

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